Hi! I'm a 22 year old female that never had any bowel problems before, I used to have a BM at least twice a day. I'd appreciate it so much if you could help me.
This problem started 3 weeks ago and I also had pain in the lower right abdominal area. I never puked because of it nor did I notice any weird colored BM. At the beginning for 4-5 days I couldn't have a BM and then I took fiber laxatives twice in the following two days and I had some relief. But the problem didn't go away. A few days later I went to see the doctor and he gave me some mild osmotic laxative which I used for a week (I was able to have a BM everyday with them but the feeling of incompleteness continued) and then I had an ultrasound check and everything seemed fine. I discontinued the laxatives because I've heard they're no good when used over a week. For over two weeks I improved my diet as much as could, lots of fiber, vegetables, probiotic yogurt, fruits and more than 2 litres of water every day. I'm a pescetarian on a mediterranean diet so I don't think there was anything wrong with my diet in the first place. (The lower right abdominal pain mysteriously went away after I had my period btw) My constipation varies since the ultrasound, once I've been able to have a nice BM, and twice it turned to diarrhea but usually I have a BM once a day with small hard chunks and I have to strain.
Do you think this is IBS? Is it ever going to go back to normal or is it gonna be like this for the rest of my life. I just need some advice. Thank you so much!
Post Edited (april9o) : 8/13/2012 1:16:36 PM (GMT-6)